Does the handshake made after 16 hours of negotiation really mean NBA fans will get a much-needed Christmas present with the NBA season beginning on December 25, 2011? It is a start. The NBA Lockout will not officially end until players actually vote on the tentative agreement. Around the league, players think they have conceded too much to make this deal happen. Therefore, fans must brace themselves for the remote possibility of the players shooting down the agreement.